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Synthesis of perylene-porphyrin building blocks and polymers thereof for the production of light-harvesting arrays

United States Patent

July 12, 2005
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The present invention provides methods, compounds, and compositions for the synthesis of light harvesting arrays, such arrays comprising: (a) a first substrate comprising a first electrode; and (b) a layer of light harvesting rods electrically coupled to said first electrode, each of said light harvesting rods comprising a polymer of Formula I: wherein m is at least 1; X.sup.1 is a charge separation group, and X.sup.2 through X.sup.m+1 are chromophores. At least one of X.sup.2 through X.sup.m+1 has at least one perylene group coupled thereto.
Loewe; Robert S. (Morrisville, NC), Tomizaki; Kin-ya (Raleigh, NC), Lindsey; Jonathan S. (Raleigh, NC)
North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)
10/ 164,474
June 6, 2002
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT This invention was made with US Government support from the National Science Foundation (grant number CHE-9988142) and the Department of Energy (grant number DE-FG02-96ER14632). The Government has certain rights to this invention.